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Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Michelle Austin

Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7)Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion was a great 5 star read and book #7 in the Enduring Legacy series.

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night” – Edgar Allen Poe

Gideon’s mom has a dream/vision of a family member passing away in a terrible accident. She is adamant that they go home to Scotland. To make his mother happy he agrees to take her.

After marrying her best friend at 17, Alisabeth has become a widow after less than a year of marriage due to political uproars. When her husbands cousin arrives things take an interesting twist.

When Gideon and Alisabeth meet you can feel the connection between them. As they get to know each other better, things start to build even more between them. Gideon discovers that he has inherited something special from his ancestors.

Will these two get a HEA?

We get humor, action, suspense and so much more. Aubrey Wynne does a great job with her writing and pulls you right in.I really liked Alisabeth, she was a strong character. Gideon quickly grew on me, he was just a lonely guy looking for love and these two together were great. All of the secondary characters were great. I look forward to reading more from this series and author.

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Hope’s Deceit (The Fated book 2) by Angela McPherson – Review by Michelle Austin

Hope's Deceit (The Fated #2)Hope’s Deceit by Angela McPherson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hope’s Deceit was a great 5 star read and book two in the Fated series.

We pick up shortly after the end of Hope’s Decree. After the betrayal the watchers are starting to make plans. Blain helps Trinity find her calmness and them as a couple it felt right, they seemed to work much better together.

Lesson number one: Don’t assume things, even if that assuming involved my beautiful Watcher boyfriend. Lesson number two: Never rely on what seemed to be correct.

Trinity has stepped up and is determined to prove herself and be part of the battle. Her mother of course is protective of her, especially when she gets sick because of thought-overload.

“I’ll fight for us. Always.”

I don’t want to give away too much, just know that there is so much going on in this great read. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was coming next. I loved all of the secondary characters. I had a lol moment at the Twilight reference from Crystal. And the ending, all I can say is Wow, how can it end like that? I want more. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Cowboy: Claimed by Various Authors – Review by Michelle Austin

Cowboy: ClaimedCowboy: Claimed by Melissa Keir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cowboy Claimed was a good 4 star read, this is a boxed set of six stories.

I was pulled right in by each of these authors, they all had great characters and storylines. Each author brought something different to the book. A few of the authors are new to me and I can’t wait to read more from them.

Rescue Love – Melissa Keir
Snow Bird Springs:TROY – Cheryl Gorman
Upstaging The Cowboy – Leslie P. Garcia
Cowboy Kind of Forgiveness – Becca Turner
Reverence – Lyssa Layne
Cowboy Proud – D’Ann Lindum

There is a great mix of hot alphas, action, twists, romance, suspense, and so much more. All of the secondary characters were great. It’s been awhile since I have read this genre, and I didn’t realize what I was missing. If you’re looking for a great mix of authors with some great reads than this would be a book you would enjoy.

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Isabella’s Painting by Ellen Butler – Review by Michelle Austin

Isabella's Painting (Karina Cardinal Mystery #1)Isabella’s Painting by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Isabella’s Painting was a great 5 star read and the first book in the Karina Cardinal Mystery series.

Karina is a lawyer who discovers something mysterious when she is attending a party with her boyfriend at his parents home. Of course her curiosity peaks and she does some investigating, could she have seen a piece of artwork that was part of a historical unsolved robbery?

I’d gotten it into my head that I would crack a case that neither the FBI, nor highly skilled art detectives, nor investigative reporters had done in the past twenty-eight years. How silly of me

Will Karina’s curiosity bring danger to her doorstep? Will she be able to solve the mystery?

We meet several great secondary characters that added a great element to the story, my favorite was Molly. I really liked Karina, she had me LOL so many times, she was very smart and independent. I really like a book that has me guessing throughout the story, I was thrown off when it twisted in a completely different direction on me. This is my first read from Ellen and I was pulled right in by her writing. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Mouse Trapped: Satan’s Devils MC #9 by Manda Mellett – Review by Michelle Austin

Mouse Trapped: Satan's Devils MC #9Mouse Trapped: Satan’s Devils MC #9 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mouse Trapped was a great 5 star read and book nine in the Satan’s Devils MC.
Be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster, I was exhausted when I was done.

Mouse is a member of the MC who is mixed race, Native american/caucasian. He takes care of the computer needs for the club. He meets Mariana when he is out in the woods and hears her screaming. He saves her from a bear and takes her to safety. There is something about her that intrigues and calls to him.

Mariana came to the US when she was four, she has some pretty high walls up due to secrets she has. When she unexpectedly catches the attention of immigration things take a twist for her. Now she needs help, but who can she turn to? Would Mouse be willing to help her?

There is drama, suspense, action and so much more. All of the secondary characters were great. The chemistry between these two was off the charts, you could feel the heat coming off of the pages. Coming from growing up with handsome native americans, I pictured a few during my read, LOL. Manda Mellett does a great job of pulling you right in. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but I would suggest reading all of them. MC books are my favorite genre and Manda has quickly become one of my favorite authors to go to for a great read. 1-click and get started today.

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Hope’s Decree (The Fated Series, #1) by Angela McPherson – Review by Michelle Austin

Hope's Decree (The Fated #1)Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hope’s Decree was a good four star read and book one in the Fated series.

My whole freakish life I’d desperately wanted to shut out the surge of emotions I often felt from others.

This was an interesting read that peaked my interest in Greek mythology, this is out of my realm of genre but I was pleasantly surprised.

Trinity was a great character with a lot of drama and sassiness, she is a 17 year old in her senior year of high school. We get to know her group of friends and of course the snobby mean girls. I did have some LOL moments with some thoughts that Trinity would have.

There is so much action and conflict along with several twists and turns. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. It was great watching Trinity develop into a very strong person, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to see where she goes from here.
Angela McPherson has done a great job of pulling you right in with her writing.

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Felicity Found by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Michelle Austin

Felicity Found (Rogue Series Book 6)Felicity Found by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Felicity Found was a great 5 star read and book six in the Rogue series.
It was great catching up with the band again.

This is Conor and Felicity’s story.
Felicity has been struggling since she has become a mom and wife. She is sleep deprived and spending all her time at home with the kids, where she has time to think about things. Conor is always gone to the studio and not home helping, which is also wearing on her.

I have lived in a bubble of motherhood in these last few months, determined to experience all the good and messy moments this has to offer.

Conor is struggling with his wife’s distance and lack of sex drive. This is something he has never encountered in his career of being a hot guitarist. He’s had women falling at his feet and he still has temptations being thrown his way, will he be faithful?

When he tries to help fix the problem, things take a twist. Could his idea blow up in his face? Will Felicity find her happy place once again?

There is so much to this great read, my emotions were all over the place. Lara Ward Cosio does a great job of capturing so much including touching on the reality of postpartum depression. Felicity had some real struggles, I felt for her so much. Conor was great in the sense that he wanted to help her and would do anything to get her back. The secondary characters were great. If you’re looking for a great series to ready, I highly suggest this one. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Dangerous Ground: Tina and Chase’s Story by Alice Rachel – Review by Michelle Austin

Dangerous Ground: Tina and Chase's StoryDangerous Ground: Tina and Chase’s Story by Alice Rachel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dangerous ground was a thrilling and emotional rollercoaster of a 5 star read. This is Tina and Chase’s story and I loved it. Once I started I didn’t want to stop.

When the sterilization law goes in effect things start to take a twist.
Chase and his family is what society deems as low class. There were some scenes that just broke my heart for Chase. Who are these people that think they can make these kind of choices for people no matter what class they are?

Tina witnesses some things that happen to Chase and is determined to make changes.
There is so much going on in this read, your head will be spinning. There is quite a bit of darkness also.

Alice Rachel does a great job with her writing you feel everything the characters do. My emotions were all over the place with the laws and regulations. I have to admit that some things were difficult for me to read because of some of the issues. Beware that there may be some scenes that can cause triggers for some. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. I had some I didn’t care for and others I loved.The ending has left me wanting more. You will be done before you know it. If you’re looking for a great series, I suggest 1-clicking and get reading.

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Shoot Me by Lynda Filler – Review by Michelle Austin

Shoot Me (Lie to Me #2)Shoot Me by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shoot Me was a great 5 star read and book two in the Lie to Me series. The story picks up shortly after where Lie to Me left off.

Layla is heart broken after Mateo’s departure, she had finally opened up and thought he was the one, only to be left all alone. She has decided to go work in Guadalajara for a few months to get away and write.

Pablo whispered, “It’s the things you cannot see, your vulnerability, the sadness of your memories, and your openness to love, that makes you so beautiful.”

Layla has quite the adventures and is really enjoying her time. She also meets several men throughout the story, some friends some lovers. I had my favorite but enjoyed all of them. There are some hot scenes, romance, danger, and so much more.

All of the secondary characters were great, I loved Marisela. My emotions were all over the place. Will Layla finally get what she’s truly looking for? If you’re looking for a great read I suggest this series, I really like Layla and her story and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Michelle Austin

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell was a great 5 star read. This is my first read from Nikki and I really enjoyed it, she pulls you right in with her writing and you won’t want to stop until your done.

My interest in life was as shallow as the dish I kept under the potted plant that had recently died.

Collie is in an abusive relationship and is dealing with depression on top of it. She has grown distant from her husband and is questioning everything about her life. Where did everything go wrong? Should she stay? Should she go?

There is a lot of emotion in this read, I was all over the place. Collie decides to go on a journey for a fresh start. She is a very strong woman that grew stronger as the story progressed. There is a bit of mystery along with twist and turns. The secondary characters added a great element to the story, some I liked some not so much. You can’t help but feel like your right there with Collie on her journey, I was exhausted when I finished. The ending was great and I loved the epilogue. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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